Friday, May 25, 2007

State archaeologist called to determine if subdivision site is ancient burial ground
Town officials contacted the state archeologist's office this week requesting an investigation of claims that an ancient Indian burial ground exists on the site of a planned subdivision in the Vernon Center area.

Town Planner Neil Pade said Wednesday he received three calls from residents asserting the site just off Trout Stream Drive has historical significance, and he wants to see if state officials have any maps or know of the likelihood of an Indian graveyard in the vicinity.

"It can't hurt to make the call," said Pade, adding, "We have an obligation to do a thorough review."